January Book Releases

Hi, friends!

Here are the January book releases that I’m really looking forward to. I plan to watch out for these titles at the library or in book deals. My personal favorite place to look for reviews on new books is Kirkus Reviews. In this post, I will include the book cover, link to the review, genre, audience, and brief comment from the Kirkus review. Maybe you will add some of these books to your list!

No Quiet Water by Shirley Miller Kamada

Genre: Historical Fiction

Audience: Middle Grade?

A well-plotted and engaging historical novel.

The Girl I Am, Was, And Never Will Be by Shannon Gibney

Genre: Memoir

Audience: Young Adult

An innovative and captivating reflection on identity and self.

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

Genre: Literary Fiction

Audience: Adult

A powerful exploration of generational trauma and an artful, affecting debut.

Better the Blood by Michael Bennett

Genre: Mystery

Audience: Adult

A striking debut and a significant addition to Indigenous literature.

The Sense of Wonder by Matthew Salesses

Genre: Literary Fiction

Audience: Adult

A smart, very meta take on love, sports, race, and media.

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult

Smart, bighearted, and hilarious.

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: Young Adult

A beautifully written, surprise-filled page-turner.

Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein

Genre: Memoir

Audience: Adult

A charming memoir of a quietly transformative year.

Stolen by Ann-Helen Laestadius

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Adult

A revelatory account of not-well-known assaults on the rights of an Indigenous group.


  1. NMFGNBNBGFNBD I LOVE THIS LIST SO SO MUCH AND AM BASICALLY JUST ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR SHARING IT?? THANK YOU!! šŸ˜­šŸ˜­ i’m very very late on new releases (AND ALSO BASICALLY JUST LIFE IN GENERAL. BUT SHHH. WE’RE WORKING ON IT) and have no idea WHAT THE HELL is releasing in 2023?? SO THIS WAS A LIFESAVER LIKE THAT. also omg bad cree and the girl i am, was and never will be BOTH SOUND SO SO GOOD I NEED EVERY ONE OF THESE?? also the cover for really good, actually LOOKS LIKE A MASTERPIECE. will probably read it based on that alone šŸ‘€ DID I MENTION I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS LIST?? AND ALSO ALL OF YOUR POSTS?? it’s all phenomenal, okay

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